Juanita Pérez Adelman was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied for a Master of Fine Arts degree at Colombia’s National University. She relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1977 and three years later completed a Master’s degree in Printmaking from California State University. Since 1987 Perez Adelman has maintained her studio in Mexico City and has exhibited widely in Latin America, Europe, and the United States.
Juanita Pérez Adelman's art work reflects the blending of the three different cultures that have shaped her life - Colombian, American and Mexican. This syncretism is clearly reflected in her paintings through the interweaving of the threads that merge and liken her personal history.